News 04.26.12

Prosecutorial Oversight Tour Stops in Arizona

Tonight at Phoenix School of Law in Arizona, legal experts, exonerees, law professors and others will address systematic and legal approaches for reducing prosecutorial error and misconduct on the third stop of the national prosecutorial oversight tour. John Thompson, who was stripped by the U.S. Supreme Court of $14 million in civil damages for the intentional misconduct that caused him to spend 14 years on death row, headlines the tour. The decision gave prosecutors almost complete immunity for their misconduct.

 

Panelists will discuss the ethical responsibilities of prosecutors and whether prosecutors are disciplined when they are found to have engaged in misconduct. The tour is being organized by Thompson; the Innocence Project; the Veritas Initiative, Northern California Innocence Project’s prosecutorial accountability program; the Innocence Project of New Orleans; and Voices of Innocence.

 


Read more about tonight’s event

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Additional information about Thompson and the tour, including a live stream of the first panel discussion is

available here

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